Thursday, March 4, 2010

thursday = embroidery

making things for friends is one of my favorite things to do. sometimes they even get pregnant just so I can have babies to make things for {thanks jill, michelle & now patty too}!

other times they actually suggest something specific, which is great because it pushes me out of my comfort zone & challenges me. recently I was very much challenged by a tie request {hi marco!}:

I had issues with how it looked though {that t-shirt transfer paper didn't work well on silk, it puckered alot around the embroidery & it's really not wearable} so I made another one as a sort of a consolation prize:

in the end I've come to the conclusion that I like working on ties, but I'm going to try appliqueing on them instead - if it works I think they might even be a new shop item.

next on my list of friend projects...word plates for wendi & a banner for the new baby!

and finally, here's this week's vintage embroidery pattern...yet another of the girlie stamped linen designs:

happy stitching!

{p.s. that's an amc javelin if you're curious}


Mindy said...

Really cool car tie! I love the angle of it.

Jeanee said...


Sew Lovely Embroidery said...

the car tie just made me gasp.

Rebekah said...

I love the ties and think they would be a great addition to your shop. I have asked my husband a few times if I could embroider a tie for him and he always says no immediatly I might show him yours and say see you could have something similar to that not as cool but similar.

Mum in Bloom said...

The idea for that tie was very creative but I adore the car one :) Great pattern this week.. wish I knew how to embroider. Soon enough I'll learn ;o)


those are fantastic, especially the car.


Melissa said...

I think the ties a very cool! I especially liked the car one. Clever of you to do it on an angle. I'm also really digging these vintage girlie embroideries. Thanks!